Rain Check: Another Wet Week, Flooding Continues

Rain falls over Bangkok in a 2017 photo taken in the Makkasan area. Photo: Khunyuii13 / Twitter

BANGKOK — The patchy rainfall that lashed capital city commuters Monday morning will continue throughout the week and be especially felt in several provinces that flooded over the weekend.

On Saturday, flooding in the southern province of Trang inundated more than 300 homes after six hours of rain, while two hours of heavy rain in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok, flooded major roads and markets.

This week, heavy winds and driving rains may see portions of the Venice of the East flood with cooler temperatures hitting lows of 24C and highs of 35C.

Forecasts call for 70 percent rainfall over all regions nationwide and flooding in the northeast, east, south and central region. Since late September, tropical storms have lashed the northern, northeastern and upper central regions, killing at least five and filling major dams. Three deaths happened in overflowed dams in Surin: on Sept. 26, two men drowned while fishing and on Sept. 29 a girl drowned while swimming.


Rain Monday morning on Silom Road.



Rain Monday morning on the highway by Rama 9 Road.


Rain Monday at BTS Ratchadamri.


Rain Monday on Charoenkrung Road.


Rain falls over Bangkok on Monday.


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Flooding Saturday in Trang province.
Flooding Sunday in Pathum Thani province.